OK so I had 2 6970s in crossfire for a pretty long time and I always had these performance problems in games like Far Cry 3 Battlefield 3 and 4. FPS wasn't as high as I read in reviews and I had FPS dropping to 10-20 every about 10 seconds. Today I installed my new Asus 290x only to discover the same shit performance (well not exactly shitty performance-games are playable but I am not getting the most of my GPU power for sure and these FPS drops are annoying and cost deaths in BF!!!). Here is part of the review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/R9_290X_Direct_Cu_II_OC/9.html As you can see on 1080 it's about 75 FPS with 4xAA I don't use AA at all and am averaging about 40 FPS in BF4 with some wild drops to 15-20 from time to time which is exactly the same as with the 2 6970s. So I spend 620 euros only to discover that the GPU wasn't the problem. So it makes sense to look at the CPU now. While the 8120 is not the best CPU out there for sure do you think it should bottleneck that much? > Possible solution: overclocking??? Sadly I know almost nothing about OCing CPUs and I read that the FX were made for overclocking. Buying another CPU isn't exactly an option for me now after having spent that much on the 290X. What are your thoughts? Remember to check my specs. Thank you!!!!